Ok, the good news is that, by the end of this year, I will be reading new Murakami’s novel. And no, it is not going to be an English translation
“The English translation of Japanese writer Haruki Murakami’s newest book (the title literally translates to Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and the Year of His Pilgrimage) won’t be out until 2014, Knopf Doubleday publicity director Paul Bogaards tells GalleyCat. The novel has inspired frenzied coverage in Japan, where it became the “fastest-selling book ever on Amazon Japan” (The Daily Beast)
Sometimes, it is good to speak/being able to read more than one language. By the end of this year, I will be happy owner of the new Murakami’s novel. I will be enjoyed the new book hopefully by the end of November or by the early December this year. Just like with the rest of the books by Murakami, I will try to read the new one in 2 languages as I have realized that different translations help me to look at his novels from different angles. I promise myself that, whenever I will have more spare time I will come back to learning Japanese, and one day, perhaps, I will be able to try to read Murakami’s books in original.
For those of you, who are interested in particular translations publishing dated (approx.) here is the list, which you way find useful!
English: 2014 Korean: Released! German: January 2014 Spanish: 15th October 2013
Dutch: 12th January 2014 Hungarian: Fall 2013 Catalan: 1st October 2013 French: September 2014 Polish: 2013 Serbian: December 2013 –
2012 was a pretty exhausting year for me. 3 times I have been changing flats, moving from south London (finally) to peaceful and quiet (well, most of the times…) suburbs of north-west London. Surviving through first year of law school was sometimes more that I could have handled. But I got through. I managed to go outside the UK for my holiday, I was struggling but I found time to read books during 2012. One thing that I didn’t have the time for (or didn’t want to have) was running.
I loved to run since I was 10 I guess. During my years that I have been into long-distance swimming at school, and later on in high school, when I was taking taekwon-do really seriously. I had been always running. And even though I didn’t run for over 15 months already (excluding short attends to coming back to running last spring just before my finals at uni)
I told myself couple of weeks ago that my biggest and most important new year’s resolution for 2013 will be running. I am setting myself a goal to achieve 100 miles for 2013 by the end of the year, with a little help of Runtastic I should be able to tell after a months or so if that is possible or not. First step: buying myself a decent pair of Asics.